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the true meaning of independence day. ♪ the soldiers in the southeastern corner of afghanistan took part in a flag-raising ceremony, complete with a military band. they were sent to afghanistan as part of president obama's troop surge. they're due to return home next month. >>> the sacrifice so many have made in the fight for freedom a stark indication this morning that more americans are unaware of the very origins of this holiday. listen to this. a new poll finds that 42% of americans don't know the u.s. declared independence, 1776, folks, and 24% don't know that we declared independence from the british. >> come on. >> most of them said they could not remember which country. >> i categorically cannot accept that. >> there you go. >> unbelievable. >> i would be curious to see what country they would pick. >> everything but britain. >> unbelievable.. >>> unbelievable. although this is of course, independence day, fourth of july. we're desperate for one day of great weather. we turn to you, stephanie roberts, from our great tampa station, wfds, in today for sam. for the very latest. step
that are on their way to afghanistan, they are coming. i mean, there's a ton of american pride floating around germany right now. >> we had three younungirls hop in our van before we left to come here today to take a picture, there's young and old, boys and g gls, actually saw richard jefferson from the nba in our lobby hotel this morning. he's excited about the game. a lot of buzz. a lot of buzz. >> that's cool. let me ask you. the team usa has never lost to japan. what do they have to do today to keep up that streak? >> the first thing they have to do is throw away that stat. this is a totally different japanese team. i mean, it's 22 wins, 3 ties, all time against japan. but the u.s. knows this is a very good japanese team. they never made it to the semifinals before and beat sweden in the semifinals. never made it to the finals and here they are, and they are riding a lot of pride, of course, from the tragedy that they've gone through in the last four months. >> a lot of supporters from japan from that standpoint. what does the u.s. need to focus more on? their offense or defense? a lot of people a
significantly. imagine this. half a world away in afghanistan, u.s. soldiers today, meeting with their chief, chairman of the joint chiefs mike mullen, asked, will we get paid? and he was forced to say, i simply don't know. but beyond that, america's international friends and, indeed, its friendemies, are concerned. they say, it is damaging. they call it irresponsible, what's happening in washington. especially china, which holds the most u.s. debtbt. it's calling for a resolution to this. and a key investment manager says to me, that the rest of the world is stunned, bewildered, more than a little worried. and that the damage has already being done. it's already more than a flesh wound. >> always fun to hear the word friendemy on the evening news. christiane, let me just pick up on the last thing you said there. do you really think that even if a deal is done and they beat the clock, that real damage has been done in a lasting way? >> well, look. this is what people there are saying. that the level of thth acrimony, the level of the paralysis, the partisanship here, has sent a discouraging
to afghanistan. >> now is the moment, now is the moment following what happened with bin laden, to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> it's such an interesting statement, christiane, because for so many years, some people argue that defeating a decentralized group like al qaeda was essentially impossible. what's your take on this declaration on potential imminent defeat? >> well, he did say if we continue this route. i think that's clear. obviously, al qaeda is spread out to the arabian peninsula, pakistan areas, and the rest. but it's about continuing this route. many people are concerned if there's a withdrawal of u.s. troops they shouldn't be too dramatic or swift to withdraw before al qaeda and taliban are defeated. >> christiane, i appreciate your analysis. i want to remind everybody, be sure to watch christiane a little later this morning on "this week." she has an exclusive interview with white house chief of staff bill daley. bianna, over to you. >>> not too far from her
is in afghanistan promoting president obama's order to begin withdrawing troops. admiral mike mullin said drawing down the troops can be done without putting the mission at risk. >>> and the first trees donated by the september 11th memorial in new york city have been planted where flight 93 crashed in pennsylvania. all 40 trees will be planted, one for each victim on that flight. >>> a mississippi man, this is a weird one, was arrested for letting his 8-year-old son drive, while he, the father, was asleep, allegedly drunk in the passenger seat. state troopers were called when they saw the pickup driving erratically. the man's 4-year-old daughter was also in the car. >>> and finally, some penguins at the san francisco zoo have rejoined their colony after graduating from fish school, fish school. imagine that. the penguins spent the past month learning how to swim and interact with people. it's time for the weather and casey curry from the abc 13 station in houston, casey. >> good morning, ron. we'll talk quickly about the tropics. yesterday it was about tropical storm don. don is gone, but we're
commander has taken control in afghanistan, general john allen 140,000 american troops in the country. taking over for general david petraeus who is set to run the cia. handover comes as violence hits an all-time high. three more troops were killed today. >>> and now, to the jubilation in japan, sure we were all saddened by the u.s. women losing in the world cup final, in a penalty shootout. if any nation deserves to feel the pride that follows such a momentous win, it's japan. >> reporter: we're out here in one of the busiest districts in tokyo. all day we have been hearing spontaneous chants of japan. it has been four months since that devastating earthquake and tsunami killed 25,000 people. but today, japan finally has reason to celebrate. team japan's v vtory capped an emotional run for the perennial underdogs. for the players, this was much more than a soccer game. alalg the tsunami-ravaged coast, renewed hope. nervous fans packed sports bar into the early hours. fans celebrated in the streets. some were just too emotional to speak. in team captain homare sawa's hometown, elation
also hoped to kill general petraeus, commander of forces in afghanistan and soon to be cia director, the same way, either in a helicopter or fixed-wing airplane with a missile or rocket-propelled grenade. investigators do not believe the planning got very far. and both mr. obama and general petraeus have countermeasures on their aircrara and additional aircraft following them that would make them a very tough target, josh. >> chilling details. martha raddatz in washington, thank you. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton has arrived in turkey to meet with diplomats, hoping to end the 5-month-old conflict in libya. the u.s. has recognized the libya rebel group as the libya's legitimate government, freeing cash for weapons to take on moammar gadhafi's forces. >>> and roger clemens will learn in september whether he's off the hook for good. the judge in his federal perjury case declared a mistrial thursday after prosecutors showed jurors what was deemed inadmissssle evidence. clemens is charged with lying to congress about using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> and there's word nfl ow
into the phones of a 13-year-old murder victim and families of soldiers killed in afghanistan. staffers are also accused of paying off police for stories. arrests are said to be imminent. >>> and now, here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> well, josh, as we've been talking this morning, tonight on "world news," jaycee dugard is going to speak for the first time about 18 years of captivity. she was 11 years old when she was taken. horrible sexual abuse. and she will talk emotionally about the birth of her child and also what it means to survive. lessons for us all about loving our lives every, single day. and that is coming up tonight on "world news." josh? >> thank you, diane. an extraordinary thing to wrap your mind around. you sat with her earlier this morning. diane has the first interview with jaycee dugard. it is going to be absolutely compelling. >> it will be. thank you, josh. >>> let's check in, now, with the buzziest showbiz headlines and trends. and lara at the smart screen board. >> all right. you heard the music, elizabeth. let's get to it. time for o
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